Table 16_4_7-2b

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 16_4_7.2b
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
  TotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
  All racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.90.775.10.776.60.870.42.361.22.2
Age18-4468.61.269.81.371.41.565.23.860.03.2
45-6472.61.173.91.175.31.370.63.457.03.7
65 and over83.11.283.81.284.71.380.43.272.54.5
GenderMale74.51.076.21.077.91.168.33.356.83.4
Female73.40.974.30.975.61.071.72.964.32.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor61.02.163.32.363.33.064.03.951.04.6
Near poor/low70.31.971.32.174.52.257.95.164.83.7
Middle72.91.474.71.476.61.569.24.557.64.0
High77.71.078.21.078.81.182.23.269.04.5
EducationbLess than high school67.71.869.52.372.32.763.85.062.42.8
High school graduate74.61.476.11.577.81.569.54.056.34.3
At least some college75.20.975.80.976.81.073.33.064.23.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed72.20.973.31.074.41.171.13.560.62.9
Not employed66.01.767.71.870.52.061.94.254.64.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.90.975.71.076.81.074.03.165.82.9
Public only55.92.757.83.059.43.761.25.148.45.1
Uninsured48.82.849.13.350.63.8DSUDSU47.85.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.12.184.02.284.42.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private85.71.686.21.686.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public70.93.968.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan74.00.775.30.776.90.871.22.461.52.3
  Large central metro70.41.472.31.573.41.871.63.260.92.9
  Large fringe metro75.41.475.91.477.01.574.73.968.15.1
  Medium metro77.11.478.71.381.21.360.76.757.85.4
  Small metro73.61.874.41.974.52.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan73.42.274.12.275.42.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan74.12.874.82.876.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore71.92.972.33.074.03.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.775.80.777.00.870.72.365.23.4
Other55.72.652.65.1DSUDSUDSUDSU57.52.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.50.777.50.878.90.871.72.864.32.7
Fair/poor63.71.565.31.766.32.067.64.354.23.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities71.81.472.91.574.61.766.14.159.74.9
Complex activities65.12.166.42.267.52.564.84.753.75.7
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.876.00.877.50.971.72.760.92.5
U.S. bornYes75.40.776.00.776.90.871.22.462.33.6
No63.22.065.42.871.04.3DSUDSU60.22.5

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_7-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_4_7-2b.html